You can make your first appointment by contacting me by phone or email.
If you would like a chat before your first appointment, please get in touch.
After your first session, we can decide how many further sessions you can book. We can be flexible to fit around your commitments week to week.
Directions and parking
My office is spacious and comfortable. It is located next to John Lewis Cheadle, within Thrive, 5300 Lakeside, Cheadle Business Park, SK8 3GP.
This is a quiet and discreet location Google Map.
My room is on the second floor with lift access. OBRC operates in line with full COVID-19 guidelines..
Currently we are not using the waiting room, so please arrive at the correct time for your appointment. I will come down to meet you in reception.
Everything discussed in the counselling session is confidential. Information will only every be shared with your consent, or if you, or someone else, is at risk of harm.
If a young person is assessed as “Gillick competent,” which applies to all children over the age of 13, then their privacy is respected. I will always share information if required to keep a young person safe, but otherwise a young person is able to access confidential counselling.
Contact between sessions
Please only contact me to arrange, or change session time. Any other concerns can be shared at our next meeting.
For emergencies, please call The Samaritans on 116123 or email email@example.com.
Number of sessions
The number of sessions you choose to have can be tailored to you and your needs. Some people may have 6-8 sessions, some more. This will depend on what issues you bring, which we can discuss during our time together.
We can offer sessions via Zoom conference calling and have found it a useful alternative to face to face appointments. I am therefore continuing to offer this option even though my rooms are available and safe for face to face meetings. Some advantages my clients have spoken about include:
- Time – they can use an hour for their counselling appointment, rather than an hour plus travel.
- Cost – no petrol costs. Some have been able to Zoom during the working day which has suited them better than coming from work or having to arrange childcare.
- Flexibility – if you travel for work and can continue with counselling even if their location changes.
- Ease – many clients have found it reassuring to be in their own comfortable space when they are having counselling.
How to use Zoom
Price and payment
Each session is for an hour and costs £60. We ask for payment by BACS in advance. Payment details are on our invoice that will be emailed to you. Any session cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at 50%.